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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants

From: Documentation and communication of nutritional care for elderly hospitalized patients: perspectives of nurses and undergraduate nurses in hospitals and nursing homes

Nurses, hospital (N = 16) Nurses and undergraduate nurses, nursing home (N = 27)
Gender, N Gender, N
 Female 15  Female 25
 Male 1  Male 2
Age, years Age, years
 Mean 29.3  Mean 44.6
 Range 23-47  Range 23-64
Type of ward, N Health profession, N
 Orthopedic 3  Nurse 11
 Upper gastro 2  Undergraduate nurses 16
 Lung 4   
 Cardiology 3   
 Hematology/infection 1   
 Neurology/endocrinology 2   
 Neurology/stroke 1   
Experience as nurse, years Type of unit, N
 Mean 5.7  Long-term 14
 Range 1-21  Short-term 8
    Long-term + short-term 4
 Special care (dementia) 1
Experience with elderly patients, N Professional work experience, years
 Some 5  Mean 17.5
 Much 11  Range 0.25-40